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Popular Accolade--error or confusion?

  1. Howard S. profile image85
    Howard S.posted 6 years ago

    I've read the definition for the Popular Accolade 10-20 times. It doesn't make sense. My feedback to other people's hubs doesn't say anything about my popularity. On the contrary, their comments on my hubs is indicative. It seems to me the only way to make sense out of it is to move "their", thus:

    "popular among readers, as measured by their feedback to Hubs"

    instead of:
    "popular among readers, as measured by feedback to their Hubs."

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    It should be read like: "...as measured by the readers' feedback to your hubs." So "their" refers to the readers, which immediately precede that word. I don't see any cause for confusion.

    1. Howard S. profile image85
      Howard S.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think you realize it, but you are agreeing with me that the present word order is wrong. Your edited wording would be very clear.

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You are, and have all along been, correct! "Their hubs" is misleading, because it would seem to imply the readers' hubs (plural) as opposed to your hubs (singular).

  3. kephrira profile image59
    kephriraposted 6 years ago

    No, the way its worded isn't wrong, it's just a little bit ambiguous.

    Read it as "as measured by (readers) feedback to Hubs".

    1. Howard S. profile image85
      Howard S.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Kephira, the way it's worded on your profile page (I just checked it), "(readers)" immediately precedes "Hubs" not "feedback." The way you flipped the word order is exactly what I originally proposed.

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Since the Original Poster is correct, this thread could suitably be moved to the Report a Problem or Suggest a New Feature forum.

    1. Howard S. profile image85
      Howard S.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Correct or not, I figured out what my (aka original poster) problem was. I was reading it as if it were addressed to the author. Not so. The Accoloade is addressed to people other than the author or readers who have given feedback. In that case, "their" is the 3rd person pronoun often used for indefinite referents, whether singular or plural. Thanks for your interaction. I'll get out of your hair now.

      roll Oh, I see, it's already been move to the other section.

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Profound analysis, Howard S! Thanks for an interesting discussion. I pointedly did not request that it be moved, but still see nothing wrong with that.

 
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